A Court of Many Languages Kane Officials Considering Full-Time Interpretor Positions
Kimberly, James, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: James Kimberly Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer
Faced with as high a Hispanic population as any place in the Chicago area and skyrocketing costs for translating court proceedings, Kane County officials are considering getting into the interpreting business.
Spending roughly $180,000 a year on freelance translators for Spanish, Laotian, Polish, sign language and a host of other languages, Kane County Court Administrator Doug Naughton said it might be cheaper to end the freelance contracts and just hire four or five full-time employees.
If Kane were to take that step and create its own interpreting department to serve its courtrooms, it would be the …
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Publication information: Article title: A Court of Many Languages Kane Officials Considering Full-Time Interpretor Positions. Contributors: Kimberly, James - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 31, 1996. Page number: 4. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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